I went to Costa Rica in December for 2 weeks. It was quite lovely. I had never been to Central America and I really enjoyed it. I had seen photos from friends' trips to Central America of crafts made of reused material and was hoping I would spot some for myself. I certainly was successful. This post is all about the various crafts, reused or otherwise, that I came across in my travels.
I traveled December 10th through the 25th, so there were quite a few art pieces that were Christmas themed. The first of which I spotted in La Fortuna near the Arenal Volcano.
|Awesome Christmas Tree in the Central Park|
|Yes, it's made out of plastic bottles.|
|Rubber Tire Toucan|
|Rubber Tire Fish and Parrot|
|I guess a baby or child can swing in these. Cool.|
|The bottoms are painted!|
|Brandon with a hummingbird mask.|
|Workspace where the supplies are kept.|
|Papier machet toucan mask.|
|Brandon trying on a frog mask; doesn't quite fit.|
|The coop from the outside.|
|There were a lot of masks, maybe for a play?|
|Sweet sloth costume!|
This has nothing to do with reuse crafts, but this band was really jamming out to Sound of Silence in the main square and I just had to share it with you all.
|Yes, it's made of plastic bottles.|
|I couldn't help but think that might be the plastic bomb that kills us all.|
|Can you see all of the camels right above this caption?|
|Hermit crabs, their job is to clean the beach.|
We caught a plane ride back to San Jose, which only took an hour and 10 minutes, much better than the 8 plus hours down. We spent our last night, which was Christmas Eve, in Alejuela. The streets were really bustling. We stopped at this indoor shopping area right by our hostel to check it out. I then discovered where people bought those figurines for their manger scenes. There were a couple of shops totally dedicated to it.